Selections from Fornander’s Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore


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The stories in this book are reprinted from Volumes IV and V of The Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-lore, published by the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in 1917, 1918, and 1919. These two volumes include some of the best-loved Hawaiian stories, and the collection is probably the most important work on a traditional subject ever published in the Hawaiian language. The introduction is in English and the texts of the stories are in Hawaiian with English on facing pages.

University of Hawaiʻi Press

Samuel H. Elbert


297 pp.